Trump plotting his post-impeachment comeback like a new 'Apprentice' season: Aides

Former president Donald Trump is comparing his second impeachment ordeal to the NBC reality TV show he hosted before entering politics.

The famously overexposed self-promoter was kicked off Twitter after his supporters stormed into the U.S. Capitol in a deadly riot he was impeached for provoking, but allies say Trump finally understands the public could use a break from his constant controversies -- although he's eagerly plotting a comeback, reported Politico.

"He's compared it to that time in between seasons of 'The Apprentice,' building anticipation and wonderment for what's to come," one adviser told the website.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have cautioned the former president to lay low until the Senate trial ends almost certainly with his acquittal, based on signals sent by Republican senators, but they still fear he could "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" -- and so far he seems to be taking their advice.

"Right now Trump is thinking, 'I've got 45 votes, all I have to do is go golfing and not do anything,'" one aide said.